Finally


gtis

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 19:15
Hi
Just been informed by johnsons that my pentax 50-135 as been repaired
7 weeks after sending it to them ,have to wait until next week to make sure
Someone is at home to take next day delivery
cheers Neil
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percy

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 19:25
Mine's been there about 6 weeks . . . . . must be pretty close to being fixed then
(they were expecting delivery of parts end of Feb)

smudge

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 19:42
My 16-50 has been at Asahi Photo for a new SDM motor for the last 4 weeks. I phoned today - was told they were expecting a delivery of motors within a few days. Would have been nice if they had kept me informed of the delay though. At least they are cheaper than Johnsons.
Regards, Philip
Last Edited by smudge on 26/02/2014 - 19:44

gtis

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 19:45
percy wrote:
Mine's been there about 6 weeks . . . . . must be pretty close to being fixed then
(they were expecting delivery of parts end of Feb)

Yes that's what I was waiting for
cheers Neil
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gtis

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 19:51
smudge wrote:
My 16-50 has been at Asahi Photo for a new SDM motor for the last 4 weeks. I phoned today - was told they were expecting a delivery of motors within a few days. Would have been nice if they had kept me informed of the delay though. At least they are cheaper than Johnsons.

Hi Philip
I had to keep emailing johnsons to find out what the delay was
I was told asahi photo could not do da* lenses ,out of interest what are asahi photo
Charging you PM me if you don't want to say here
cheers Neil
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cbrog

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 20:08
Hell - and I've just sent my 100mm macro to Johnsons for investigation AND spring is just around the corner...


Roger
Last Edited by cbrog on 26/02/2014 - 20:10

dougf8

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 20:19
get a temporary one from the classifieds, treat it as a hire.
Lurking is shirking.!

gtis

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 20:26
cbrog wrote:
Hell - and I've just sent my 100mm macro to Johnsons for investigation AND spring is just around the corner...


Roger

Hi roger
If it want for the the fact it was a da* lens I would have sent it to Alan marlow
cheers Neil
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cbrog

Link Posted 26/02/2014 - 20:36
Ah well it's back to the Sigma 105 for the foreseeable future then


Roger

josiahk

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 16:39
Not just me then! I have had a 50-135 at Asahi Photo for SDM repair for several weeks. They had originally quoted me a couple of weeks turnaround, but when I phoned them a couple of days ago they said they were waiting on a parts delivery (apparently dispatched so should be there in a matter of days). Again, they had not contacted me at all to let me know about the delay, but at least now I see other have similar problems I feel reassured they haven't just lost it or anything. I guess there must be a run on repairs right now.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 17:25
How much are Asahi quoting?

When I contacted them about mine last year they said that they don't touch DA* lenses.
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cabstar

Link Posted 27/02/2014 - 18:20
Just had my tamron 400mm repaired by Alan marlow who said he was on a three week turnaround but was actually just three days, well impressed with the speed and quality of the repair.
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Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

gtis

Link Posted 28/02/2014 - 19:23
josiahk wrote:
Not just me then! I have had a 50-135 at Asahi Photo for SDM repair for several weeks. They had originally quoted me a couple of weeks turnaround, but when I phoned them a couple of days ago they said they were waiting on a parts delivery (apparently dispatched so should be there in a matter of days). Again, they had not contacted me at all to let me know about the delay, but at least now I see other have similar problems I feel reassured they haven't just lost it or anything. I guess there must be a run on repairs right now.

Hi
Mine is to be posted on Wednesday for next day delivery
My choice has I have a rest day Thursday
cheers Neil
pentax k3 k5 super A da* 300 f4 da*50-135 f 2.8 smc 50mm f1.7 af 360 fgz pentax1.4xhd converter
Pentax o-gps1


Panasonic Dmc Fz200

josiahk

Link Posted 04/03/2014 - 01:16
Well, my lens came back from Asahi Photo and all seems to be well. The delivery was actually a little unexpected, as they had not contacted me to let me know it was coming. Cost 120 for a replacement SDM motor and general service.

The repair took a little longer (by about 2 weeks) than they had initially quoted me, but there was apparently a delay in getting parts. My initial thought is that I am happy with the work done and the price.

I hope that is helpful to anyone else considering a similar repair.

Below is a sample image taken with the newly repaired lens. Just handheld with no special lighting.



Narcoleptic with a camera
Last Edited by josiahk on 04/03/2014 - 01:24

gtis

Link Posted 06/03/2014 - 14:42
Well my lens as finally arrived today after 8 weeks away
Will try it out over the weekend
cheers Neil
pentax k3 k5 super A da* 300 f4 da*50-135 f 2.8 smc 50mm f1.7 af 360 fgz pentax1.4xhd converter
Pentax o-gps1


Panasonic Dmc Fz200
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